Need of doing M.Arch after B.Arch


Architectural Engineering courses are offered at the graduate and postgraduate levels in India. This field of study is chosen by the majority of Indian students. It is in the past few decades that one has come to understand the importance of the PG level program in architectural Engineering. Once this course did not posses the importance it has now. However, with the level of competition rising amongst firms, the demand for professionals of this field has also gone up. In this article we are going to discuss about the requirement for doing the M.Arch program after B.Arch.

Why should one do the Masters’ degree?

There are many reasons why the Masters degree is considered to be important. First of all, studying just the graduate level program will not give aspirants with a more detailed idea about the subject or any of its many specializations. Only the fundamental aspects of architectural engineering will be passed on to students. The second reason is that by studying the Masters level program aspirants will get more skilled in this subject and they won’t have any problems in facing competition.

One must understand that there is a huge rise in the number of architectural and construction firms today. These firms are in need for professionals in the field of architecture. Though they offer placements to graduates, the majority of firms will opt for postgraduates of this field who have some experience in the field. This situation is found not only in India, but also with firms in foreign countries.

Areas where an M.Arch graduate can get jobs:

Jobs are available for aspirants of M.Tech within the private and public sectors. With the passing of time, new techniques are being found out as to make architecture a more enjoyable career. Given below are details of the job opportunities at hand for students of M.Tech:

Jobs available in the Private sector jobs:

  • Architectural Conservator
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Architectural Technician
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Architectural Theoretician
  • Architecture Critic
  • Architecture Photographer
  • Architecture Professor

Individuals can also get employed into the positions of building inspector or building controlling officer.

Jobs available in the public sector:

  • Central and State Public Work Departments
  • City Development Authorities
  • Department Of Railways
  • Housing Development Corporations
  • Municipalities
  • National Building Organization
  • National Institutes of Urban Affairs and Housing
  • Post and Telegraph
  • Public Works Department (PWD)
  • State Housing Boards
  • Town and Country Planning Organization
  • Urban Development Corporations

Career opportunities for students of M.Arch are not limited within India. Jobs are also available for them with many top firms abroad. By all the aforementioned details we can see the many career opportunities that are offered to students who have accomplished their M.Arch degree. It is fact that employment options are available for students of architecture after their graduation, but the options set for them will be limited. With the postgraduate degree in architecture one will be able to rise to much greater heights.



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5 Responses to “Need of doing M.Arch after B.Arch”

  1. 5

    were should i opt for job..after complition of my b.arch??

  2. 4

    is it really important to do m.arch after b.arch ??

  3. 3
    Amit Bhat:

    how many years course is B.arch? and how many years course is M.arch?

  4. 2

    doing m.arc after civil engineering is good to become as an architect neither than becoming as a civil engineer pls help me

  5. 1
    addisu bekele:

    What is the difference between M.Tech and M.Sc